Man dies in Ibanda sauna

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Posted  Saturday, December 28  2013 at  02:00


Residents of Kitwe Cell in Ibanda Town Council were engulfed in shock on Tuesday after a 49-year-old man collapsed and died in a sauna.

Ibanda District Police Commander Ignatius Itong identified the deceased as Christopher Bashaija Barigye, an employee of Uganda Revenue Authority Bundibugyo District branch. Barigye was a resident of Mashuri Cell in Bisheeshe Sub-county, Ibanda District.

The incident
Mr Benson Mugume, a staff who was on duty at the sauna, said Barigye was received at 3pm and ushered into the sauna. However, when Mr Mugume went to check on him an hour later, he found Barigye dead. Mr Mugume informed his boss, Mr Dagalas Gumisiriza, who reported the matter to police.

The body of Barigye was taken to Ruhoko Health Centre IV for postmortem. According to the relatives of Barigye, the deceased was on his way from Bundibugyo where he was working, heading home to join the family for Christmas celebrations.

The relatives said the deceased is survived by a wife and several children. Bashaija’s body was laid to rest on Friday at his home in Mashuri, Bisheeshe Sub-county.